CET Beijing

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  • Location(s): Beijing, China
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language

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Want an intensive academic environment where Chinese is the the top priority? CET Beijing students sign a full-time language pledge and live with a Chinese roommate. All classes are centered around language learning, and the goal is to use your Ch... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.1
Based on 7 Reviews
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September 14, 2019 It Was Tough, But Worth It
The most gain I had was in my Chinese language ability. My goal was to be able to express any idea/thought I had in Chinese, which I definitely could not do prior to this program. By the end, this was possible. It may not have always been the best way to say it, but I figured it out. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CET Beijing: Intensive Language
July 02, 2018 In A Word: Intense
Amazing Chinese skills! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Generally speaking, I learned how to speak Chinese, Chinese culture, Chinese student life, Chinese cuisine, and the Chinese life style. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile because my Chinese improved immensely. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I vastly improved my language skills and understanding of China. It was SOOO worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned the language and a lot about Chinese culture. I also learned to roll with the punches because China is full of surprises and crazy experiences - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I can speak Mandarin with ease. It was worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I really improved my language skills. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
1. my Chinese language skill 2. my new friends. I don't think I would be able to find such good Chinese friend for elsewhere. I miss my roommate. 3. Chinese becomes one of my future job destination. And... It's worthwhile - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I not only got a chance to immerse myself completely in a new culture, but I also learned a lot about how a society different from our thinks. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
definitely worth all my time! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. Greater world perspective. I can now eat spicy food - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My language skills improved. I grew as a person. I became more independent. I made a lot of friends. - Fordham University View Entire Review
September 25, 2018 Spending 2 Months Abraod
I really got a lot out of actually practicing speaking Chinese. - Trinity University View Entire Review
My language skills increased considerably, but I came out of the program exhausted. I felt like I didn't get the chance to travel/explore the Beijing area. In my opinion, 20+ chapters is too much to cram into 2 months. We covered and regurgitated an incredible amount of grammar and vocabulary, but I'm not sure I could use/rememb... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I mainly gained language skills from an intensive language program. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Language experience and necessary skills when placed in a new environment - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I mastered the Chinese language and made great friends. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
My language skills improved enormously! For this alone it was a totally worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review There To Learn
Advanced a lot in my language ability. Gained some cultural understanding. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I improved my language skills tremendously, I was immersed in a rich culture, I went places people only dream of going, made connections, memories and friends I'll know for the rest of my life. You really can't lose. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CET Academic Programs: Beijing - Intensive Chinese Language
Past Review 美好的回憶
I learned that if you want to get better at a foreign language, you really have to go all out for it. It can get really rough at times, what with massive pollution, large crowds, and a million hours of homework, but it really is one of the best things you can spend some of your college life doing. You make great friends and unfo... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
How much I love Chinese culture and the language, and a group of friends that I will be in contact I hope forever, definitely worthwhile - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Intense!
Due to the rigor and intensity of this program, I am able to hold basic conversations in Chinese. This program was absolutely worthwhile, in that what you learn in the classroom is immediately put to use outside the classroom when living in China. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
I was able to get involved with the culture and greatly improved my language skills. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Want an intensive academic environment where Chinese is the the top priority? CET Beijing students sign a full-time language pledge and live with a Chinese roommate. All classes are centered around language learning, and the goal is to use your Chinese out in the city, where it counts. Practice ordering at a restaurant, share stories at a local high school, take a week to research and interview locals on the Chinese hukou system. Your one-on-one class is designed to target your particular strengths and weaknesses. Your teachers are some of the best in the field. A highlight of the program is an overnight trip to a new city--Xi'an to see the terracotta warriors, or Hangzhou to hike around beautiful West Lake. You'll live in a dorm with new furnishings, private bathrooms, and wifi access. This program is for students of all levels, from beginners to heritage learners. Janterm (January term) is open to students with at least 3 semesters of Chinese language instruction.

Highlights


  • 20+hours/week of Chinese language classes

  • One-on-one sessions for targeted learning

  • Full-time language pledge

  • Local roommates

  • Out-of-classroom assignments & learning 


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Languages, Literature
  • East Asian Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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